The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
A strand of snowman lights were crushed by a truck in the 4100 block of Allison Road, a Columbia County police report said.
According to the report, Judy Adams Usry, 47, said she saw a man with brown hair driving a blue truck with a silver tool box in the back. She told police that the man drove onto the curb and into her lawn, running over and crushing her snowman Christmas lights, valued at $30.
When she hear the noise around 3 a.m., she went outside where the man attempted to crush the remaining lights with his truck, the report said. But upon seeing Usry, left the area. The vehicle was last seen driving on Allison Road.
Cart path only
A vehicle that was driven off of the cart path to the 17th hole of the Jones Creek Golf Club damaged juniper bushes and bermuda grass.
Assistant supervisor Jason Eric Bennett, 24, told officials that the damage was caused by a vehicle that drove off of the cart path and onto different areas of the course Sunday around 5 a.m.
A Columbia County Sheriff's Office report stated that the vehicle was driven on the cart path from Park Chase Drive behind the 17th green. The vehicle was driven through a bunker and onto the green, leaving behind a circle. It continued down the cart path and the driver drove in a circle in the approach area and near the tee box.
The vehicle then exited the course and entered the back yard of a residence in the 800 block of Park Chase Drive. The driver then entered a neighbor's yard and exited onto Park Chase Drive before leaving the area.
Attempted disc thief
A store co-manager at WalMart helped save some CDs and DVDs from being stolen.
Co-manager Christopher Sidney King, 29, told the Columbia County Sheriff's Office that he saw a black male hide a DVD in his jacket. The customer was described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, and wearing baggy jeans, an orange T-shirt and a denim jacket.
As King and witness Billy Blume approached the man in the ladies department of the store, the suspect stated that he was leaving the store.
According to a police report, King asked the suspect what he had in his jacket and he began removing CDs and DVDs from his pockets and pants. He then ran from the store and left in a vehicle. King told the sheriff's department that he did not know if any items had been stolen.
The Martinez Fire Department responded to the following calls during the week of Dec. 15-Dec. 21: grass fires, two; controlled burns, three; fire alarms, four; medical calls, 25; rescue calls, seven; investigation, one; other, one.
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